Research & Development
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Optimizing temperate cow herd efficiency - a Trans-Tasman collaboration
This project sought to leverage investment in phenotyping and genotyping undertaken on behalf of New Zealand beef breeders, to enable...Grass-fed Cattle | National
More Lambs per ewe lifetime through better genetic evaluation systems
Data for progesterone concentration (a proxy measure for puberty), pre-joining weight and condition, and reproductive outcomes for pedigreed ewes joined...Sheep | National
Sheep Genetics is a key mechanism for delivery of outcomes from genetics and genomics R&D and genetic improvement for both...Sheep | National
Communications Review and Development
Sheep Genetics required a review to be undertaken to investigate whether it currently had the right resources and communications material...Sheep | National
Wagyu Genetics Collaboration Research Project
Performance, pedigree and genotype data on approximately 2-3,000 Wagyu predominantly Fullblood animals was collected, including data collected using the Japanese...Grassfed cattle | Grainfed cattle | National
Sheep Genetics Australia Management Agreement
This is a paper for information of the Sheep Genetics Executive and Advisory CommitteesSheep | National
03/S03 Extension - Benchmarking the link between value export cuts and genetic traits
Genetic progress in the Australian Sheepmeat industry was underpinned by a selection of and breeding from rams with Australian Sheep Breeding...Sheep | National
LMY & EQ PDS – Monaro Site Facilitation
Lamb consumers are constantly demanding juicy, tender lamb which is full of flavour. Processors are paying producers to produce a...Sheep | Lamb | Eastern Australia
LMY&EQ PDS – Tasmanian Sites Coordinator
The aim of the Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) trials was to deliver “proof of concept” for lean meat yield (LMY)...Sheep | Lamb
LMY & EQ PDS – Site Facilitation – Southern NSW
Two Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS) were established in southern NSW as part of a national trial to demonstrate the value...Sheep | Lamb | Eastern Australia
MLA invests in both on-farm and off-farm research and development projects with a wide range of project partners, including producer groups, peak industry councils, the CSIRO, leading Australian universities and international research centres.
The R&D program is largely funded by producer levies, with matched funding from the Federal Government. Levies are also collected by the processing, lotfeeding and live export sectors, for investment in projects that support the red meat supply chain beyond the farm gate. Non-levy R&D funding is provided by industry partners through the MLA Donor Company.
In 2018–19 MLA invested $170.3 million in a range of research, development and adoption programs. This included $94.2 million invested through MLA Donor Company (MDC).